Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving Day Vol Stuff

Lady Vols claim SEC volleyball championship
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/112311aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132172.html  

Tennessee-Kentucky previews
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1130264.html  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/952967-tennessee-vols-football-previewing-the-kentucky-game  

Vols battle injuries in the secondary
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/24/injuries-impact-vols-secondary/?sports  

Rogers putting up all-SEC numbers
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1130264.html  

Vols look for answers in red zone offense
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/24/vols-work-to-fix-red-zone-errors/?sportscollege 

Vols practice report
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112311aac.html  

Vols pick up win in Maui hoops tourney
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112311aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132026.html  

Vols’ Martin a blessing for Tennessee hoops program
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/24/wiedmer-uts-martin-blessing-vols-baskeball/?sportsColumns  

Pat Summitt lauds recruiting class
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1131812.html  

Music City & Liberty Bowls pulling for Tennessee & Vandy on Gameday 13
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111124/SPORTS0602/311230119/Music-City-Bowl-looks-UT-Vandy-Mississippi-State?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE  

 

Vol Stuff (11/23/11)

The meaning of Thanksgiving
http://www.utsports.com/genrel/112311aaa.html  

Vols drop double OT game to Memphis
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1131657.html  

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/22/2581348/maui-invitational-memphis-99-tennessee-97-2-ot  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112211aaa.html

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/23/memphis-edges-vols-in-two-ots/?sports  

Tennessee-Kentucky preview
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/23/2582413/tennessee-volunteers-vs-kentucky-wildcats-game-preview  

Vols & Cats are similar
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1131533.html  

Week 12 Vols recruiting roundup
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/23/2581443/tennessee-volunteers-recruiting-roundup-week-12  

Da’Rick Rogers nearing some Vol receiving records
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/23/vols-rogers-nears-program-records/?sports  

Vols practice report
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112311aac.html  

Willie Bohanan making an impact for Vols on the defensive line
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/23/bohannon-keeping-vols-end-job-with-consistency/?sports  

Dooley & Franklin fire up the rivalry between Vols & ‘Dores
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111123/COLUMNIST0202/311230100/David-Climer-Franklin-Dooley-re-ignite-rivalry?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  

Gameday 13 SEC picks
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33651/predictions-sec-week-13  

Gameday 13 picks
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1131624.html  

Whatever your opinion of Lane Kiffin, he’s proving he can coach college football
http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/30184/can-kiffin-coach-maybe-the-answer-is-yes  

 

Vol Stuff (11/22/11)

Vols-Memphis today @ 2pm/ESPN2
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112211aaa.html  

Lady Vols win share of SEC volleyball title
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/22/lady-vols-wins-share-sec-title/  

Duke slips past Vols in Maui hoops tourney
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/21/2579243/maui-invitational-duke-77-tennessee-67  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1131315.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112111aac.html  

 

Vols curt Maggitt & Malik Jackson reap SEC player of the week honors
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/229568/sec-football-players-of-the-week.aspx  

Somebody post a video from Vols locker room and Franklin grabs it for 2012 motivation
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111122/SPORTS0602/311220021/Vanderbilt-s-James-Franklin-rips-Derek-Dooley-Tennessee-Vols?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33573/dooley-vols-always-beat-vandy  

Vols focused on Kentucky, not bowl game
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/22/vols-focusing-wildcats-not-bowl-game/  

Vols must put emotional OT win behind them and be ready for road trip to Kentucky
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/22/vols-must-move-on-again-but-now-after-a-win/?sportscollege  

Saturday is Kentucky’s bowl game
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/22/1968830/uks-sneed-saturday-vs-tennessee.html  

Vols practice report
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112111aal.html  

Dooley’s Monday press conference (video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1131104.html  

Vols have a winnable road game for Gameday 13
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/21/2578517/dear-derek-keep-doolin-what-youre-doolin  

Vols cutting back on double duty for LB Curt Maggitt
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/22/vols-keeping-maggitt-fresher/?sportscollege  

Inky Johnson segment from Derek Dooley show (video)
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112211aaa.html  

Johnny Majors packs them in at Chattanooga speaking engagement
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/22/ex-vols-coach-majors-still-a-historic-presence/?sportsColumns  

SEC weekend rewind
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33538/page/WeekendRewind/weekend-rewind-sec-6  

Gameday 13 SEC TV schedule
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33499/this-week-in-the-sec-4  

All SEC BCS title game all but certainty now
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/16189660/weekend-review-allsec-bcs-title-game-is-all-but-a-certainty-now 

The big bank theory, will Gameday 13 result in more BCS chaos
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/another-wild-weekend-in-works-for-college-football-112111   

Best case scenario for Hogs, Tigers & Tide
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33567/best-case-scenarios-for-hogs-tide-tigers  

The great upset weekend brings out best & worst of BCS
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/11/20/bcs-chaos/index.html?sct=cf_wr_a1  

CFN bowl projections
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557866.html  

Vol Stuff (11/21/11)

Vol hoopsters tip it up tonight against Duke
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111911aaf.html  

Vol hoopsters ready for Duke
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/21/vols-ready-for-duke/?sportscollege  

Lady Vols turnovers lead to upset road loss
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/112011aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1130821.html  

Vols one step closer to a bowl date
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/21/vols-one-step-closer-bowl-game/

Dooley re-do a turning point for Vol program
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/21/2576876/dooley-re-do-may-change-the-program  

Grading the Vols Gameday 12 win
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/949139-tennessee-football-grading-the-vols-game-vs-vanderbilt  

Vols senior class sadly leaves behind few good memories
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

Rocky Top weekend rewind
http://www.utsports.com/genrel/112111aaa.html  

Vols in the NFL
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1296787  

Vandy’s Franklin won’t make comments about end of game call
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111121/SPORTS0602/311210013/Vandy-coach-won-t-address-officiating-error-yet?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

SEC flexes it’s muscle in the national rankings
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/11/20/ap.top.25.poll.week.13.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a5  

SEC bowl projections
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33473/sec-bowl-projections-week-13  

3 & out SEC weekend wrap
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1130704.html  

Beyond top 3, next 10 not worthy of top 10
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/16179139/the-big-picture-beyond-top-3-next-10-less-than-top10-worthy  

Wild weekend triggers BCS puzzle
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/wild-weekend-in-college-football-creates-bcs-puzzle-112011  

Vol Stuff (11/20/11)

Vols make plays in the clutch, pull out OT win over Vandy
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/111911aaa.html  

http://www.nooga.com/23950_sweet-relief/  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/20/tennessee-vols-earn-overtime-win-against-vandy/?sports  

A fitting end to unfitting events
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/20/2575418/fitting-ends-to-unfitting-events  

Ref makes the wrong ruling to get the right call
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/948661-tennessee-volunteers-football-correct-call-was-made-at-end-of-vanderbilt-game 

Luck finally sides with Vols on an official ruling
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/20/finally-a-ut-break/?sportsColumns  

SEC statement regarding end of game call by officials
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33445/sec-issues-statement-on-vols-overtime-td  

Eric Gordon lives the dream on Gameday 12
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111120/SPORTS0602/311200079/Defensive-back-realizes-dream-win  

Eric Gordon named national defensive back performer of the week
http://collegefootballperformance.com/performers-of-the-week/2011-2/  

Did Vandy let the Vols off the hook?
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111120/COLUMNIST0202/311200001/David-Climer-Upon-review-Vandy-let-Vols-off-the-hook  

Vols Gameday 12 video central
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1130543.html  

Lady Vols go on the road against UVA today at 2pmEST
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/111911aaa.html  

Can Vol hoopsters upset Blue Devils?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/948799-5-ways-the-tennessee-volunteers-can-upset-duke-in-maui  

SEC Gameday 12 mayhem
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/college-football-week-12-review-highlights-SEC-best-and-worst-112011  

SEC Gameday 12 helmet stickers
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33437/sec-helmet-stickers-week-12-3  

SEC Gameday 12 lessons
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33465/what-we-learned-in-the-sec-week-12-3

SEC takes top 3 spots in AP poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7260964/historic-reign-lousiana-state-tigers-alabama-crimson-tide-arkansas-razorbacks-top-ap-top-25  

 

Vandy will be stewing for the next 12 months

But better them than the Vols.  Not sure I’ve ever seen a college coach jacked up more than Franklin after tonight’s loss to the Vols.  Fist bump to Rogers, Waggner and Gordon for stepping up and making plays when the Vols need them most in the 4Q.  Now, Vols just got to figure out how to beat those scraggly cats in Lexington on Gameday 13 & get to bowl eligible.  The blue team played tough today in Athens.

Vols-Vandy recap

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=313232633

Gameday 12 Vol Stuff

Gameday 12 begins a scenario that no Vol fan wanted to see a repeat
of from 2010.  Vols must beat Vandy and Kentucky to reach bowl eligibility
for the 2nd straight year.  This year appears to be more challenging than
2010 due to an anemic Vol offense and a defense that was shredded on
Gameday 11.  As has been stated in this blog previously, there isn’t a
college football program in the country that needs an extra month of
practice more than Tennessee.  Vandy is coming to Neyland for their
Gameday 12 matchup with the Vols believing they can win on the Vols
home field.  Kentucky believes they also can take care of the Vols in
Lexington on Gameday 13.  If this bunch of Vols get to a bowl this
year, they will earn it with two hard fought wins over long time SEC
rivals who both believe this is their year to knock off a stuggling Vols
football team.  Can the Vols possibly have any confidence coming out
of the Gameday 11 debacle at Arkansas?  We’ve all watched highlights
from that game all week and the punt return against the Vols will be
replayed for years.  Vandy knows they shot their own foot off on their
home field to let that same Arkansas team off the hook last month. And
then the following week it took a recovered onsides kick by the Gators to
hold off a Vandy upset in the swamp.  There is no question Vandy has played
some common opponents tougher than the Vols did.  Inserting Jordan Rogers
as the starting QB energized the Vandy offense early in the season and they
have played competitive football since.  Will the Vols defense be able to
contain the multi-threat Vandy QB?  Will Tyler Bray being back trigger some
energy in a lifeless Vol offense that hasn’t scored a 2nd half touchdown
since Gameday 6?  Will the Vol offensive line be able to protect Bray
against a blitzing Vandy defense?  Will #21 bring it every play and be
a diference maker for a Vol team desperately needing play makers to step
up?  It’s been another tough season on Rocky Top.  The Vols can close it
out on a much more positive note if they can find enough game to take
care of their two ole traditional season ending SEC rivals.
 

Vols-Vandy gameday info
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111411aas.html  

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1294927  

Vols-Vandy preview
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111119/SPORTS0602/311190019/Game-Preview-Vanderbilt-Tennessee  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/942468-tennessee-volunteers-football-previewing-the-vanderbilt-game  

Vol keys to the game & Gameday 12 picks
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33236/did-you-know-week-12  

It’s win or stay home for the holidays time for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/19/vols-in-true-must-win-situation-tonight/?sportscollege  

Desperate times on Rocky Top as Vols look to Big Orange Dog for motivation
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111119/COLUMNIST0202/311190032/David-Climer-Desperate-Tennessee-Vols-hope-ceramic-dog-helps  

A lot riding for Vols on Gameday 12 matchup with Vandy
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/947020-tennessee-volunteers-football-a-lot-riding-on-game-against-vanderbilt  

Vol Austin Johnson pushes for Vols to close strong
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111811aaf.html  

Can’t get any lower for Vols?  Oh yes it could….
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/19/vols-at-ultra-low-point-that-could-sink-tonight/?sportsColumns  

Catching up with former Vol Jason Allen
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111811aaf.html  

Gameday 12 SEC picks
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1130086.html  

SEC Gameday 12 info bytes
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33236/did-you-know-week-12  

Vol Stuff (11/18/11)

The Big Orange Dog is hungry, Vols-Vandy preview
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/18/2570388/tennessee-vs-vanderbilt-preview-the-orange-dog-is-hungry

Vols-Vandy matchup analysis & prediction
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1128992.html  

Vols-Vandy keys to the game
http://www.nooga.com/23743_tennessee-vs-vanderbilt-preview/  

Vols begin 2 game playoff to reach bowl game
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/18/vols-begin-playoff-hoping-reach-bowl-game/  

14 Vol seniors ready to run through the T for one last time
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/18/14-vols-seniors-set-for-last-home-game/?sportscollege  

Vandy game now falls into the must win category for Vols
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/18/vanderbilt-game-close-must-win/  

Extra meaning this year for Vols-Vandy matchup
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33231/extra-meaning-for-vols-vs-commodores  

Vandy has Vols attention
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/18/vandy-worries-vols/?sportscollege  

Vandy enters Gameday 12 as a rare favorite against Vols
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/18/dores-enter-rare-favorite-against-vols/  

Results say it all for Vandy’s Franklin
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111118/COLUMNIST0202/311180048/David-Climer-Vandy-s-Franklin-results-speak-volumes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Vanderbilt%20Commodores  

Against SEC opponents, Vandy has outplayed Tennessee
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111118/SPORTS0602/311180056/Against-rest-SEC-Vandy-outplays-UT?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Vanderbilt%20Commodores  

What to watch in the SEC on Gameday 12
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33198/what-to-watch-in-the-sec-week-12-4

SEC Gameday 12 picks
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33190/predictions-sec-week-12  

Vol Stuff (11/17/11)

Martin & Vols pick up 2nd win, time to head to Hawaii with the big boys
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/17/golden-leads-vols-victory-over-warhawks/  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/111611aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1129517.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/17/vols-top-pesky-warhawks/?sportscollege  

We Back Pat games announced
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/111611aac.html  

Getting to know the Big Orange dog of optimism
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/17/2568329/talking-points-the-big-orange-dog-of-optimism-wants-you-to-unlearn  

Vols practice report
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111611aae.html  

Bray hopes to play against Vandy
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/17/injured-bray-ut-vols-vanderbilt/?sportscollege  

Vols recruiting roundup
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/16/2566316/tennessee-volunteers-recruiting-roundup-week-11 

Vols may need to pick one gameday punter
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/17/dueling-punters-not-working-for-tennessee/?sportscollege 

Dooley & Franklin address Gameday 12 match up (video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1129350.html  

Vandy’s Franklin wants Bray at QB for Vols
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33162/franklin-hopes-vols-bray-plays  

Vandy football player arrested on felony charges
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33171/vanderbilt-player-arrested-on-felony-charge  

Week 12 college football TV schedule
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557860.html